spurs v derby county match reports

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09.02.2008 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.

18.08.2007 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.

21.10.2000 For a match report, click here.

Spurs :  - Sullivan, Carr, Perry, Vega, Thatcher, Anderton (Davies 89), Clemence, Sherwood, Leonhardsen (Dominguez 70), Rebrov (Korsten 89), Ferdinand
Subs. not used : -  Walker, Thelwell
Derby County :
 -   Poom, Delap, Riggott, Bragstad, Higginbotham (Schnoor 61), Sturridge, Johnson (Bohinen 83), Burley, Powell, Burton, Christie (Morris 61).
Subs. not used : -  Grant, Elliott
Crowd : -  34,483
Ref. : -  Mike Dean (Wirral)
Asst. Refs. : -  R. Bone (Yellow flag); T. Massey (Quartered flag)
Fourth official : - Peter Walton
Match observer : D. Shaw
Managers : Spurs - George Graham; Derby County - Jim Smith
Colours : -
Spurs (Adidas) : White shirts, with navy collar and cuffs; navy shorts with white lines down side; navy socks with white turnover and three navy hoops in turnover
Derby County (Puma) :  Navy shirts with white piping line on body and shoulder/arm; navy shorts with white line along bottom of leg; navy socks with two thin white hoops in turnover
Sponsors :
Spurs :  Holsten
Derby County

Match Sponsor : Anderson Construction Limited


Derby and Spurs fought out a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane with Horacio Carbonari's drilled shot giving the visitors the lead, before Stephen Clemence scored his first Tottenham goal by bundling the ball over the line with minutes remaining to earn a point.

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Spurs : -  Walker; Carr, Campbell, Perry, Young; Anderton, Korsten (Davies 46), Ginola (Etherington 72), Clemence; Armstrong, Iversen (McEwen 72).  
Subs. not used : - Baardsen, Gardner
Derby County : -  Poom; Carbonari, Schnoor, Powell, Burley, Laursen, Johnson, Kinkladze, Burton (Boertien 46 [Murray 79]), Delap, Christie
Subs. not used : -  Oakes, Jackson, Elliott
Crowd : - 33,044


Derby grabbed an undeserved win in the Premier League at Pride Park.

Within seconds of the start, Les Ferdinand hit a scorching shot that rebounded back off the crossbar, but a goal by Dean Sturridge, seizing on Wilson's header, gave the Rams the lead against the run of play.  A goal soon after the break was created by Jurgen Klinsmann for Ruel Fox to stick away the equaliser, but on 77 minutes, Paolo Wanchope steered the ball past Walker for the winner.

Derby County : -  Sturridge, Wanchope
Spurs : -  Baardsen; Carr, Campbell, Vega, Wilson (Howells); Sinton (Dominguez), Fox, Ginola, Berti; Klinsmann, Ferdinand.  
Subs. not used : -  Grodas, Clemence, Calderwood
Crowd : - 30,187


Spurs had a struggle to overcome Derby County in this League Cup Third Round tie.  Jose Dominguez and Chris Armstrong had early chances before a 21st minute goal put Tottenham ahead.  Ginola's strength held off three defenders to curl a shot past Mart Poom in the Derby goal.

Armstrong went close in the next attack when he hooked a shot over his shoulder and it went the wrong side of the post by inches.  However, five minutes after going ahead Gary Rowett's free-kick was flying harmlessly out of play, but it inadvertently bounced off Paulo Wanchope to divert it past Walker for an equaliser.  Ginola tested Poom's reflexes twice and Fox's cross saw Robert Kozluk clear very well from under his bar as Armstrong looked to convert it.

Chances were being created at both ends, with Sinton at one end and Paul Trollope and Robin van der Laan at the other going close.  In the 70th minute, Wanchope fired a shot past Walker at the near post to put Derby ahead and although Spurs pushed for a leveller, Armstrong failed to reach a low cross from Ginola, the French winger then hit a low shot that Poom saved and Dominguez's volley hit Poom with a volley.

Spurs : -  Walker, Carr, Vega (Calderwood), Campbell, Edinburgh, Howells, Fox, Ginola, Sinton, Armstrong, Dominguez.  
Subs. not used : -  Nielsen, Fenn
Derby County : -   Poom, Rowett, Kozluk, Trollope, van der Laan, Wanchope, 
Ref :  Dermot Gallagher (Oxfordshire)
Crowd : -  20,390


A diving Colin Calderwood header grabbed the three Premiership points for Tottenham in this game at White Hart Lane. 

Spurs made a lot of goalscoring chances, including a very good save from Poom from a 14th minute Ferdinand effort, but had to wait for Sinton's free-kick to be converted by the Spurs defender for a goal right on the half-time whistle.  

A failure to convert the opportunities could have cost Tottenham and Derby pressed with Robin van der Laan, Deon Burton Igor Stimac, Christian Dailly and Ashley Ward all going close , but the penalty award near the end for a foul on Dominguez saw David Howells fire over the bar to leave the final score 1-0.

Spurs : -  Walker, Carr, Scales, Calderwood, Edinburgh, Clemence, Howells, Ginola (Dominguez), Sinton (Nielsen), Iversen, Ferdinand.  
Subs. not used : -  Baardsen, Mabbutt, Fox
Derby County : -   Poom, J. Laursen, Dailly, Stimac, Carsley, van der Laan, Burton, Ward
Subs. not used : -  , , 
Ref :  Martin Bodenham (Cornwall)
Crowd : -  25,886


Spurs were soon behind to two goals from Robin van der Laan and John Trollope, but fought back to equalise through Ronny Rosenthal and Jason Dozzell.  Just when it looked like Spurs were on top and might go on to win, goals from Dean Sturridge and Ashley Ward put paid to the points for Tottenham.

Derby County : -  Trollope, van der Laan, Sturridge, Ward
Spurs : -  Rosenthal, Dozzell.  
Crowd : -  18,083


Spurs ended this Premier League game with a point after a last minute goal by Christian Dailly cancelled out Teddy Sheringham's 33rd minute free-kick goal. 

Spurs : -  Walker. Wilson, Calderwood, Campbell, Edinburgh, Fox (Rosenthal 90), Howells, Sinton, Anderton (Dozzell 90), Sheringham, Armstrong.  
Unused subs : - Baardsen, Carr, Nethercott
Derby County : -  Hoult, Rowett, Dailly, Stimac, Chris Powell, Daryl Powell, Parker (Flynn 86), Laursen, Sturridge (Simpson 71), Gabbiadini (Willems 69), Asanovic
Unused subs : -  Taylor, van der Laan
Crowd : -  28,219


A tight League Cup Fourth Round match was won by just one goal from Nicky Barmby, scored in the 71st minute of the tie.  Spurs strung a good move together to produce a fine chip from Steve Sedgley that hit the crossbar and came out to find Barmby, who head home the rebound.

Spurs were in the ascendancy, forcing Martin Taylor to save from Barmby and Dozzell, before Samways struck a shot against the bar late on in the game.  Erik Thorstvedt also had to be sharp to keep out two efforts from Paul Simpson.

Derby County : -   Taylor, Cavanagh (Charles 78), Short, Wassall, Forsyth, Pembridge, Kuhl (Williams 78), Harkes, Simpson, Kitson, Johnson
Subs : - Sutton
Manager : - Roy McFarland
Spurs : -  Thorstvedt, Edinburgh, Campbell, Calderwood, Mabbutt (c), Samways, Sedgley, Anderton, Howells, Dozzell, Barmby
Unused subs : - Walker, Moran, Hendry.
Ref : -  B. Hill (Market Harborough)  
Linesmen :  Mr. B. D. Priest (Yellow flag); Mr. J. A. Sheffield (Yellow & Red flag)
Reserve Official :  Mr. G. C. Seddon

Crowd : -  17,593

Shirt sponsors : Auto Windscreens
sponsors : Bass, Mitchell and Butler
Match ball sponsor : Rota-data


Goals from Dean Saunders and Mick Harford were too much for Tottenham on their trip to the Baseball Ground in Division One.  A John Moncur strike was all Spurs had to show for their visit.

Derby County : -  Saunders, Harford
Spurs : -   Moncur.  
Crowd : -  19,676


Paul Stewart's goal was not enough to stop the points travelling back to the Midlands. 

Spurs : - .  
Derby County : - 
Crowd : -  28,075


Dean Saunders hit a first half goal to give the Rams a half-time lead at the Baseball Ground, but a Paul Gascoigne equaliser in the 58th minute continued Tottenham's unbeaten run of five matches. 

Derby County : - 
Spurs : - .  
Crowd : -  18,206



Derby County : - 
Spurs : - .  
Crowd : -  17,593


Derby County seeking their first away win and their first away goal of the season, but a goal from Gerry Armstrong's head just before the interval gave Spurs the three points and left the Rams waiting to break their duck.

Spurs: - , , , , , , , , G. Armstrong.
Derby County :  . 

Crowd : - 33,269

03.03.1979 A double by Argentinian midfielder Ossie Ardiles saw off the challenge of Derby County in this First Division game at the Lane.

Spurs : -  Yorath, Ardiles, .  
Derby County : - 
Crowd : -  28,089

21.10.1978 .

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Spurs : -  , ; , , ; .  
Crowd : -   26,181

23.03.1977 .

Chris Jones had a header from six yards out tipped over the top by Colin Boulton.

Programme line-ups
Spurs : - Daines, Naylor, Holmes, Pratt, Osgood, Perryman (cpt), Chris Jones, Hoddle, G. Armstrong, Coates, Taylor
Unused sub. : - Keeley
Manager : - Keith Burkinshaw
Derby County : - Colin Boulton, David Langan, Ron Webster, Gerry Daly, Donald O'Riordan, Peter Daniel, Colin Todd, Steve Powell, Henry Newton, Kevin Hector, Derek Hales
Manager : - Colin Murphy
Colours : - Blue shirts, white shorts
Ref. Mr. Tom H. C. Reynolds (Swansea)
Linesmen : Mr. G. R. Rigby (Surrey) - Red flag; Mr. R. Rodell (Bedfordshire) - Yellow flag

Crowd : -   27,359


A humiliating defeat saw Derby take Spurs apart with an 8-2 win.

Derby County : -  ; , , Colin Todd, ; , , , Archie Gemmill; , 
Spurs : -  Jennings, Willie Young, ; Hoddle, Perryman (cpt), ; Chris Jones.  
Crowd : -  24,216

Derby County crushed Spurs in a game containing ten goals at the Baseball Ground.

10.01.1976 Spurs won a close First Division match with Derby County at the Baseball Ground coming out on top 3-2.

Jimmy Neighbour put Tottenham ahead with a right foot drive from the edge of the box after being put through on goal, then Steve Perryman headed the second goal in.  Goals for Derby from Roger Davies and Steve Powell could not earn them a point, as Don McAllister's powerful header from Ralph Coates' corner was the goal that gave the team their first ever win at the Baseball Ground.

Teams : -
Derby County : - Colin Boulton, Rod Thomas, Colin Todd, Roy McFarland, Steve Powell
  (Kevin Hector), Archie Gemmill, Bruce Rioch, Leighton James, Henry Newton, Roger Davies, Charlie George
Spurs : -  Jennings, Naylor, Osgood, McAllister, Young, Perryman (cpt), Coates, Pratt, Chivers, Duncan, Neighbour

Crowd : -   28,085

13.09.1975 Derby County turned around a half-time deficit to take both points away from White Hart Lane.

An opening goal from John Duncan was created by Martin Chivers in the 25th minute; the Scot finishing
with a left foot shot past the keeper at the Park Lane end, but Derby were level when Charlie George equalised after 40 minutes. Tottenham went into the dressing room at half-time 2-1 ahead, when Martin Chivers scored just before the break.

Spurs were still in with a chance of victory even after Kevin Hector had pulled the score back to 2-2, with
Graham Moseley preventing Jimmy Neighbour grabbing another Spurs goal, when he dived out at the Spurs winger, who had beaten David Nish to the ball.  However, a late Francis Lee header from a cross by Henry Newton stunned Spurs and handed Derby a win and two points.

Teams : -
Spurs - Jennings, Pratt, Naylor, Chivers, Osgood, McAllister, McNab, Perryman (cpt), Duncan, Chris Jones, Neighbour
Unused sub. : - Hoddle
Derby County -  Graham Moseley, Rod Thomas, David Nish, Bruce Rioch, Roy McFarland (cpt), Colin Todd, Henry Newton, Archie Gemmill, Francis Lee, Kevin Hector, Charlie George
Unused sub. : - Bourne

Crowd : -  
Ref. Mr. Clive Thomas (Treorchy, Glamorgan)
Linesmen : Mr. D. S. Bone (Bedfordshire) - Red flag; Mr. W. G. Cleere (Buckinghamshire) - Yellow flag

Goal times
First goal 24m 24s
Second goal 39m 49s
Third goal 43m 54s


01.03.1975 Chris Jones' first league goal could not prevent Spurs slipping to a 1-3 defeat at the Baseball Ground against Derby County.

Through on goal, Jones lifted his shot over the keeper as he dived at his feet.

Derby County : -
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Spurs : - Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, McAllister, Pratt, Naylor, Conn, Perryman, Jones, Coates, Duncan
Unused sub. : - Naylor
Ref. Mr. (-)
Linesmen : Mr. - (-) - Red flag; Mr. - (-) - Yellow flag
Crowd : - 22,995

31.08.1974 Two Jimmy Neighbour goals gave Spurs a 2-0 win in what proved to be the last match of the Bill Nicholson era at Tottenham.

Spurs came into the game on the back of four defeats and it was a relief to win 2-0 over Derby County at White Hart Lane.

Jimmy Neighbour scored twice in the second half helped Tottenham secure their first points of the season.

Spurs : - Jennings, Evans, Naylor, Pratt, England, Beal, Neighbour, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Coates.
Sub. : - McGrath
Manager :  Bill Nicholson
Programme line-up
Derby County : -
Colin Boulton, Ron Webster, David Nish, Bruce Rioch, Colin Daniel, Colin Todd, Henry Newton, Archie Gemmill (cpt), Roger Davies, Kevin Hector, Francis Lee (??? Bourne)
Manager : Dave Mackay
Ref. Mr. Ronald Crabb (Exeter)
Linesmen : Mr. D. R. Drewitt (Sussex) - Red flag; Mr. P. E.F. Knock (Berks) - Yellow flag

Crowd : -   20,670


22.12.1973 .

Derby County : -  ; , , , ; , , , ; , 
Spurs : - 
Jennings, Evans, England, Beal, Naylor, Pratt, Perryman, Coates, Gilzean, Peters, Chivers
Unused sub. : -  McGrath

Crowd : -   23,672
Ref. : - Arthur Jones (Ormskirk)

29.09.1973 Ralph Coates hit the single goal to win this match and to give their first home win of the season over Derby County. 

The midfielder stabbed home the ball from inside the six yard box as the blue shirted Derby players stood statuesque.  The first half had seen both sides create chances, but fail to make the most of them. Spurs continued in this vein in the second half, although it was John O'Hare who came closest to scoring with the Rams striker headed an opportunity narrowly wide.  Spurs could have added to their lead in the second half, when Alan Gilzean took the ball around Colin Boulton, but found David Nish in position to clear his effort off the goal-line.

Spurs : -  Jennings, Evans, Knowles, Pratt, England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Coates.  
Derby County : -  
Colin Boulton, Ron Webster, David Nish, Steve Powell, Roy McFarland, Colin Todd, John McGovern, Henry Newton, John O'Hare, Kevin Hector, Archie Gemmill
Colours : - Dark blue shirts, white shorts, blue socks
Crowd : -  31,408
Referee : - Don Biddle (Bristol)


18.04.1973 An own goal won this match for Spurs, with Joe Kinnear's cross finding Martin Peters' head and his knock-down saw Roy McFarland slice the ball past his own goalkeeper for the only goal of the game.

A late knock left Ralph Coates limping for the remaining minutes of the match.

Programme line-ups
Spurs : - Jennings, Kinnear, Evans, Coates, England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Pratt
Unused sub. : - Dillon
Derby : - Graham Moseley, Ron Webster, David Nish, Tony Parry, Roy McFarland (cpt), Colin Todd, John McGovern, Archie Gemmill, John O'Hare, Kevin Hector, Steve Powell
Unused sub. : - Alan Durban
Manager Brian Clough
Kit Yellow shirts, blue shorts
Ref. Mr. Malcolm V. Sinclair (Surrey)
Linesmen : Mr. M. C. Dixon (Beds) - Red flag; Mr. R. N. Morphew (Suffolk) - Yellow flag
Crowd : -  22,659

07.02.1973 A titanic encounter was settled in extra time, just when it looked as though Spurs had the FA Cup Fourth Round replay wrapped up.

Martin Chivers' early goal gave Spurs the early initiative, after Gilzean passed the ball out of his own area and five players were involved before Cyril Knowles' cross was converted past Colin Boulton in the 20th minute.  Derby pressed forward for an equaliser, causing the Spurs defence problems with McGovern going close and Kevin Hector hitting the bar, with Archie Gemmill following up to have his shot kicked off the line.  

Spurs went two ahead, when Chivers' long throw was headed against the bar by Gilzean, who got up to force the ball over the line.  Things were going Tottenham's way until the 72nd minute, when Hector hooked O'Hare's pass into the net.  The game then swung the other way, with Mike England converting a penalty awarded for John McGovern's handball.

Two minutes later, Roger Davies took a Webster throw and carved his way through a group of defenders to make it 2-3 and then the striker was picked out by O'Hare, turned and shot past Jennings to make it all square and to take the tie into extra-time. 

The first fifteen minutes were tense, as Spurs tried to overcome the setback, but two minutes into the second period saw Derby go ahead for the first time.  Hector's corner was headed home to complete Davies' hat-trick and Derby's route to the Fifth Round was confirmed when Davies returned the compliment for Hector to run through with seven minutes left and slot past Jennings to make the final score 5-3.

Spurs: Jennings, Evans, England, Beal, Knowles, Pratt, Perryman, Peters (cpt), Coates (Pearce), Chivers, Gilzean
Derby County : 
Colin Boulton, Ron Webster, David Nish, Terry Hennessey (Alan Durban), Roy McFarland, Colin Todd, john McGovern, Archie Gemmill, Roger Davies, Kevin Hector
Ref : -  K. H. Burns (Worcester)
Crowd : - 52,736

Goal times
First goal - 19m 13s
Second goal 42m 50s
Third goal 70m 16s

03.02.1973 This FA Cup Fourth Round tie ended in deadlock and headed back to White Hart Lane for a replay.

Spurs had the better of the first half, with Derby not imposing themselves on the visiting side, but making food poisoning victim Pat Jennings work hard to protect his goal.  Chivers produced a fierce shot that stunned Boulton in the Derby goal and it hit him and bounced out, but the keeper didn't have much idea of how.  As Derby came into the game, Archie Gemmill fired in a shot that just cleared the bar, but in the 79th minute, Hennessey slipped up to present Chivers with a chance that he stuck away after Jimmy Pearce's shot from Peters' free-kick was blocked and ran loose in the area for the Spurs striker to fire home from eight yards out after Hennessey failed to clear. 

The Rams poured forward and Spurs held out until the 85th minute, when a free-kick caused panic in the penalty area and Roger Davies reacted first to prod home the loose ball to make it 1-1.

Derby County :  Colin Boulton, Terry Hennessey, Archie Gemmill, Roger Davies, O'Hare,
Spurs:  Jennings, , , , England, , , Chivers, Peters (cpt),
Crowd : -  37,895
Ref. Mr. (-)
Linesmen : Mr. - (-) - Red flag; Mr. - (-) - Yellow flag

30.09.1972 Steve Perryman equalised when he fired a Ralph Coates pass home past Colin Boulton.

Derby County : - Colin Boulton, , David Nish, , Roy McFarland, Terry Hennessey, , Archie Gemmill,
Spurs : - Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Pratt, England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Coates
Sub. : -

Crowd : - 36,007


A penalty kick decided this First Division meeting at White Hart Lane in Derby's favour.

Pat Jennings' challenge on Kevin Hector as he was about to shoot saw the referee point to the spot and Alan Hinton made no mistake with the shot to give the Rams a 1-0 win, when it looked like the match would finish 0-0.

Spurs:  Jennings, Evans, Knowles, Coates, England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Morgan
Unused sub. : -
Derby County : 
Colin Boulton, Ron Webster, John Robson, Alan Durban, Roy McFarland (cpt), Colin Todd, John McGovern, Archie Gemmell, John O'Hare, Kevin Hector, Alan Hinton
Manager Brian Clough
Kit : - Yellow shirts, blue shorts
Ref. Mr. Anthony Morrissey (Bramhall, Cheshire)
Linesmen : Mr. R. N. Morphew (Suffolk) - Red flag; Mr. R. L. Weedon (Berkshire) - Yellow flag
Crowd : -  36,310

09.10.1971 Spurs fought out a 2-2 draw with Derby County at the Baseball Ground, but could have come away with a win or a loss.

Jennings was busy in the Spurs goal, as Derby pushed forward against injury-hit Tottenham, but it was Martin Chivers who was on the spot to score from Alan Gilzean's header that hit the bar in the 52nd minute.

Derby hit back with Colin Todd and Roy McFarland scoring to give them the lead, but Spurs plugged away and while Gilzean could have had another two goals, it was left until the 87th minute for Jimmy Pearce to equalise.

Derby County : - , , , Frank Wignall, Roy McFarland, Colin Todd, , Archie Gemmill, John O'Hare,
Spurs : - Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles (Pratt), Mullery (cpt), Peter Collins, Beal, Pearce, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Gilzean

Crowd : - 35,744

07.04.1971 Spurs won with goals from Jimmy Pearce and Martin Chivers.

Jimmy Pearce opened the scoring when he drilled home low at the right hand post past goalkeeper Colin Boulton, Dave Mackay and Roy McFarland on the line.

Spurs:  Jennings, Kinnear, Peter Collins, Beal, Want, Mullery (c), Peters, Pearce, Perryman, Chivers, Gilzean.
Unused sub. : - Neighbour
Derby County : 
Colin Boulton, Ron Webster, John Richardson, Colin Todd, Roy McFarland, Dave Mackay (c), Archie Gemmill, John McGovern, John O'Hare, Kevin Hector, Alan Hinton

Manager : -  Brian Clough

Ref. : - Ray Johnson (Lowestoft)



Derby County :  . 
Spurs: .
Crowd : - 36,007


Spurs were left five places below Derby after this First Division win, but two goals sealed the home victory for Tottenham.

With 20 minutes gone, Greaves got into the box unnoticed to head home Jimmy Pearce's cross into the net to put Spurs ahead, then the legendary striker had two efforts disallowed before putting Gilzean away on the flank with a 30 yard pass.  Gilly crossed the ball in for Roger Morgan to convert for the second Spurs goal.

Willie Carlin scored a consolation goal for the Rams. 

Spurs:  Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery (c), England, Beal, Pearce, Greaves, Gilzean, Perryman, Morgan.
Derby County : 
Les Green, Ron Webster, Daniel, Alan Durban, Roy McFarland, Dave Mackay (c), John McGovern, Willie Carlin, Frank Wignall, Kevin Hector, Alan Hinton
Ref.  Jim Finney (Hereford)

Linesmen : - Mr. A. G. Feeley (Norfolk) Red flag; Mr. B. J. Caddy (Somerset) Yellow flag
Crowd : -   38,645


Two goals from Alan Durban and one each from Willie Carlin, John O'Hare and Kevin Hector gave the Rams a big win over Spurs on their return to the First Division at the Baseball Ground.  Durban, Hector and Carlin put the second placed Rams 3-0 up at the break as Spurs struggled to keep up with their fluent play and O' Hare and Durban added further goals after the break.

Derby County :  Boulton, Durban, Carlin, O'Hare, Hector. 
Spurs: .
Crowd : -   41,826

12.03.1953 A low crowd gathered on a Thursday afternoon to see Spurs hit five against Derby County in a First Division match.

Les Bennett gave Tottenham the lead early on and his effort was equalised by Don Hazeldine, but the Spurs lead was restored before the break by Sid McClellan.  It was after the turn-around that Spurs turned it on with centre-forward Roy Hollis netting, followed by amateur George Robb after a great run and McClellan's second to give Tottenham a 5-1 lead.  Derby got a consolation goal before the end with Hugh McLaren on the scoresheet.

Spurs:  Ditchburn, Withers, Willis, Marchi, King, Wetton, Groves, Bennett, Hollis, McClellan, Robb
Derby County :  Hugh McLaren, Don Hazeldine. 
Crowd : -  13,933

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Spurs: .
Derby County : . 

01.03.1952 Fourth placed Spurs scored five goals without reply against a Derby side captained by Johnny Morris.

The first half ended 3-0 to Tottenham thanks to goals from Sonny Walters, debutant Chris Adams (in for Les Medley) and Len Duquemin taking their chances as the Rams spurned theirs.

The second half was dominated by Spurs and Les Bennett added a fourth before keeper Ray Middleton rushed out and Bert Mozley slipped the ball past him and into his own goal which completed Derby's miserable afternoon.

Spurs: Ditchburn, Ramsey, Withers, Nicholson, Clarke, Burgess, Walters, Bennett, Duquemin, Baily, Adams.
Derby County : 
Ray Middleton, Bert Mozely, Parr, Mays, Oliver, Bell, Harrison, Johnny Morris (c), Lee, Stamps, Powell, . 
Crowd : -   44,388


13.10.1951 Spurs were shocked at the Baseball Ground as they crashed 2-4 to second bottom Derby County.

The home team took the lead through Jack Perry, before an own goal from Arthur Willis, who touched a cross past Ted Ditchburn, to hand the Rams a 2-0 half-time lead.

Soon after the game had re-started, Perry notched again, but Les Medley set up Sid McClellan to score to bring Spurs back into the game. However, the game was put out of Tottenham's reach with a Hugh McLaren goal despite a late header from Les Bennett.

Derby County : - , , , , , , , Jack Perry, , ,
Spurs : - Ditchburn, Ramsey, Willis, Nicholson, Clarke, Burgess, Walters, Bennett, McClellan, Baily, Medley
Ref. Mr. (-)
Linesmen : Mr. - (-) - Red flag; Mr. - (-) - Yellow flag
Crowd : -   27,495

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26.12.1945 The return fixture over Christmas saw Spurs visit the Baseball Ground, but lose out again, this time 0-2.


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Spurs: .


25.12.1945 Derby County beat Spurs at White Hart Lane in the Football League (South) on Christmas Day by five goals to two.

Derby's forward line included the likes of Sammy Crooks, Raich Carter, Peter Doherty and Dally Duncan and gave Spurs a bit of a lesson in goal-scoring, although Ivor Broadis scored both Tottenham's goals.

Spurs : - J. Hall, Ward, Willis, Ludford, Page, Burgess, Buckinghasm, Broadis, A. H. Gibbons, Stevens, Medley
County : - Boulton, Nicholas, Parr, Ward, Leuty, Bullions, Sammy Crooks, Raich Carter, Morrison, Peter Doherty, Dally Duncan

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Jimmy McCormick scored both Tottenham goals in this match at White Hart Lane, but Derby took a point in front of baseball star Babe Ruth courtesy of goals from Scots Hughie Gallagher and Dally Duncan.

Spurs:  McCormick.
Derby County :  Gallagher, Duncan. 
Crowd : -   42,491


Table topping Spurs slipped up in this match with Joe Nicholls uncharacteristically suffering a poor game in front of the watching international selectors.

Spurs: Nicholls, .
Derby County : . 
Crowd : -   41,469

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Derby County : . 

10.03.1928 Spurs stood eighth at the time they met Derby County at White Hart Lane, but by the end of the season, Spurs had been relegated from the First Division.

Derby's 2-1 win in this game helped Spurs on their way.

Spurs: .
Derby County : Storer (c), . 
Crowd : -  22,458

12.03.1927 This First Division meeting saw Spurs win 3-2 with a cracking goal by Taffy O'Callaghan.

The game stood at 2-2 when he set off on a run from midfield and topped it off with an unstoppable shot that flew past Ben Olney in the Derby goal.

Spurs: .  O'Callaghan
Derby County :  Olney, , . 
Crowd : -  26,556

03.01.1914 Spurs collapsed to a 0-4 defeat but played the whole of the second half with ten men after Jimmy Cantrell was injured.


Derby County : -   , , . 
Spurs: -  Cantrell
Crowd : -  10,000

28.04.1909 Tottenham's first trip to Derby ended in a 1-1 draw, with Bobby Steel scoring the Spurs goal, which gave them the draw that was enough to give them promotion to Division One.


Derby County : -   , , . 
Spurs: -  , , , , R. Steel,
Crowd : -   9,000

03.10.1908 Spurs' first meeting with Derby County in the Second Division saw the Rams be the first team to claim a point at White Hart Lane, after four consecutive Tottenham wins after election to the league.

The game finished goal-less and each side had to settle for a point apiece.

Spurs: -  , , , , , ,
Derby County : -   , , . 
Crowd : -   25,000


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